So, yesterday we just got around to doing Madeline’s 13th birthday interview. That’s when I discovered that her 12th interview was not on my blog anywhere. I went looking and found it in the draft folder!!! I’ve been late before publishing birthday interviews, but never over a year late. 😳 Yikes!!!
What do you want to say first?
Unlike many other years – I think most other years – of birthday interviews, around my birthday I felt a little taller than when I was 11. I’m not sure if it was just a random growth spurt that coincidentally happened around my birthday…
Tell me about what you like to do these days.
I write a lot, and draw, and read, and play cars with Anson, Kieryn, and Simeon.
Tell me about some of your current writings.
Well, I finished writing about a dog who explains his life story in the book. I am going to do a cat’s life story next. I am also writing about this boy who… sometimes I have a hard time telling one of my plots without saying the entire thing… do you want me to basically tell you the whole story?
How about you just tell me the highlights?
Well, the boy’s family disappears, and then he has to make sure his dad’s house is in order (paying the bills and keeping it clean, manage the animals). Then his grandparents were going to take him in because he’s only 12, but he doesn’t want to go.
Let’s take some pictures of your recent drawings and post them, okay?
And what kinds of books are you reading lately?
Dear America series books. And one about a girl who wants to keep her horse when she’s moving. It’s funny – I can give a short summary of other people’s books, but not of my own…
What else do you want to talk about?
Well, I think it’s really cool we’re doing this before Zephaniah. [I’m 3 days overdue according to my due date of September 2nd as of the interview.]
What was your guess for his arrival day?
I think I guessed he’d come in 2 days.
So that’s a total of 5 days late?
We got distracted with other things at this point. Or at least, I did. So, I told Madeline to write some more stuff about herself. Here’s what she wrote:
I like to eat bread – mostly anything that has carbs in it – and mushrooms and black olives and… well, I also like green beans. I like listening to Jonathan Park and Brinkman Adventures and that audio book by Diana Warring.
I like to experiment in singing and listen to different songs. Some of my favorites are on my blog. I also like Seeds Family Worship.
I love horses, cows, dogs, and the sheep/goats… in other words, I’m a farm kind-of girl. And yes, that’s what I want to do when I grow up. To be honest, I’d get out of the house a lot – a LOT – more if we lived on a farm. Well, you know, I’d HAVE to, but I’d also want to.
I dream of being a four-student schoolteacher when I turn eighteen or so. Yes, another dream of mine. I haven’t figured out all the details of costs and all, but I’ll get it someday.
I like the idea of being a missionary except that I can’t take a farm or school on a plane.
I’m very excited for Sukkot; I think about it most every single night when I go to bed. Oh, speaking of bed, I’m living in a room with both my sisters now, instead of just the one (Eden). It’s pretty cool, except that most nights it’s either me getting her to sleep in her bed across from mine or Mom. And no matter who it is, I’ll probably not get to sleep anytime soon.
I’m reading “The Great Railroad Race, the Diary of Libby West” right now. I just finished “Whisper Goodbye,” the one about the girl moving and her friend the horse.
Hmmm… I can’t think of anything else exciting around here… Oh! We’re doing less school than usual because Mom’s full of baby. She could have him today or tomorrow or the next day – we couldn’t know. And Mom doesn’t want to be stuck in the middle of a full school week when he comes, so for now we’re riding gentler waves. I’ll enjoy while I can.
Oh! And Memere and Grandmemere are here! They came for baby. Zephan is his name. I’ll write about him on my blog when he’s born.
This is the last thing. I like to watch Little House on the Prairie, which is all about Laura Ingalls’s life. It looks adventurous! I might like an adventure for this part of my life, too, but I remember the last time I wished that, I got our house’s flood for an answer. Maybe I won’t ask for one yet, after all.